02 February 2008

Harsh Beauty - Indian Transsexuals

Harsh Beauty is the title of a CNN documentary about Indian Transsexuals or more accurately Hijras or Eunuchs.
The differences between them and the ladyboys we're more familiar with is that some of them undergo ritual castration (cutting off the testicles without anaesthetic) and some also earn their living by performing at infant births.
The link to the site, where if you've missed the program, you could watch a fair bit of it is: http://edition.cnn.com/CNNI/Programs/untoldstories/blog/2007/07/harsh-beauty.html
It's a Google blog so you could add your comments there too. And for more information about Hijras:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijra_%28South_Asia%29

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